Discover prompts: Joke


Joke (noun) A humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter.

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Last year, I went on a day trip to Varna with the ladies from the village for a dip in the Black Sea.

A friend loaned me a bikini two sizes too small for me, and it was not a pretty sight. But the most embarrassing moment was me mangling the language.

I wore my ill-fitting bikini under my dress. But before whipping off my frock, I had a little furkel up my kilt to make sure everything was tucked in.

My friend asked what I was doing. I wanted to say – I was making sure my lady beard was under wraps.

But not knowing the phrase for pubic hair, I tried to use the word for hair, коса (kosa).

Only I didn’t – I said коза (koza).

This is the word for goat.

Which is an odd thing to call your front bottom in any language, but explains why everyone in earshot fell about laughing.

9 thoughts on “Discover prompts: Joke

  1. This is a wonderful anecdote and genuinely funny! I feel it’s a sad day in the UK today – we’ve just been told the new deaths in hospital from Covid-19 and it’s the highest number on record yet. The last thing I feel like doing is laughing but at the same time I don’t want to give in to despair. And the fact that humans find humour in the saddest of times always strikes me as a reminder of human capacity for greatness. Anyway, thank you for your funny post.

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